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Paint the Town Pink kicks off 2020 fundraising campaign

As October “Breast Cancer Awareness” month comes to a close, it also kicks off a year of cancer research funded by the community at the Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota in Austin.  The upcoming Paint the Town Pink season will be the tenth year and leaders aim to raise a record number of events, dollars, grants, participating communities and donations. KAUS News spoke with Dr. Sergio Gradilone from the Institute,who was a Paint the Town Pink grant recipient in 2019 for development of targeted therapy for triple-negative breast cancer who stated that breast cancer is one of the main cancers being researched at the institute….

Dr. Gradilone went on to state that 100% of the funds raised during Paint the Town Pink activities goes toward research…

Dr. Gradilone went on to add that a breakthrough in researching one type of cancer can lead to breakthroughs in trying to find a cure in others…

Gradilone was a Paint the Town Pink grant recipient in 2019 for development of targeted therapy for triple-negative breast cancer.  Paint the Town Pink started in 2011 with a single Austin Bruins hockey game with pink ice, raising $23,000.  Over the past ten years, the event has grown to include a multitude of events throughout the year and has raised over $1.77 million to support breast cancer research at the Hormel Institute. 


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